I started reading Dave Barry’s column a few months ago and each week he manages to make me laugh. He is at the top of a very short list of good humor columnists. (I wrote that before I saw that page. How convenient.) I’ve found that it’s not hard to find humor columnists; the hard part is finding ones with the ability to make me laugh.
In addition to laughing, I enjoy making people laugh. I’m still working on that in my writing (let us not speak of the funny bull). By observing how other literary comedians have succeeded, I hope to pick up on a trick or two. A search produced the following list of potentially funny writers.